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Use this comparison tool to find the right international student loan, study abroad loan, or foreign-enrolled loan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply for international student loans?
Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are attending an eligible U.S. college or university. In most cases borrowers are required to have a creditworthy cosigner who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are attending schools outside the U.S. are not currently eligible for our loans.
What is the maximum loan amount that I can apply for?
You can apply for up to the total cost of education, minus other aid, as determined by your school. To determine your maximum loan amount, or what can be included in your loan, you will need to contact your school's financial aid office. After you apply and receive credit approval for you and your co-signer, your school must certify the amount of the loan.
What loans are available?
We have designed the first ever international student loan comparison tool that will match you with lenders based on your needs. Simply complete a quick application and we will match you with all of the available lenders. To see which loans work for you, check out our international student loan comparison tool above. With these loan options, students can borrow up to the full cost of their education, minus other aid received. Our loans help students save money, build good credit, and earn the education they want.
I'm a non-US citizen nor a US-permanent resident studying in a destination outside the US, am I eligible for a loan?
Unfortunately, our loan programs are for international students from anywhere in the world studying in the United States, or for US students studying abroad. We do not currently have a program for international students studying elsewhere in the world, even with a US co-signer.
What can international student loans be used for?
International student loans, like all private education loans, can be used for education-related expenses including tuition, books, fees, insurance, transportation, room and board and other school-related expenses.
What if no lenders appear on my comparison tool?
Unfortunately if there are no lenders that appear after you complete the comparison tool, then we do not have a loan program for that school. Our best advice is to contact the school, as they should know if there are any loan programs available to their international students.